The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.
The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. As such, Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.
The total award of up to $10,000 includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellowship winners are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies. Smith Fellows are also eligible to apply for conference and research support.
Graduate Student Programs is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. The application deadline for the Adam Smith Fellowship is March 15, 2014.
To apply for our Adam Smith Fellowship, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the program and a current CV toSmithFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu. While there is no length requirement, application cover letters are typically one and a half to two pages long and should include the following:
a description of your graduate school career to date,
a description of your research and your research interests,
a description of your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy, and
a description of what you hope to get out of the program.
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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